St. Peter’s Church To Open New Community Food Pantry

CLARKSBORO — After 30 years of supporting The Blessing Store at Evangelical Methodist Church by donating food, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Clarksboro will open a new facility, St. Peter’s Community Pantry on May 27, when The Blessing Store closes permanently.

There will continue to be in-gatherings of food in support of the new pantry, with the next ones taking place on April 15 and May 13, and the second Saturday of every month thereafter.

The Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to noon when we will distribute food to those in need. The pantry will be open every month on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.

In addition to donating food to the pantry, donations of cash will be welcome. The pantry expects to provide fresh produce, meats, dairy and breads to our clients. Cash donations will enable us to purchase those items.

If your company makes donations to organizations that support the community, please interact with them and share our story. If you have “connections” within the Gloucester County Community, please help us to share the story and the need with others that may want to help.

There are many opportunities for volunteers of all ages to be a part of St. Peter’s Community Pantry. Whether helping with our monthly food drives, sorting and shelving items, participating in “retail rescue” from outside vendors or helping with traffic flow and distributing food to those in need, there is a way for everyone to help.

Many people do not recognize that there are nearly 8,000 people with food insecurity in Gloucester County, almost 3,000 of them are children. No one, especially a child, should go to bed hungry.

Please consider how you can help make a difference. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Mother Mantelle Bradley at foodpantry@stpetersclarksboro.org or 856-423-4116.

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